FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Fairhope City Council voted not to approve the addition of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city at their meeting Monday night.

This comes after four other cities in Baldwin County approved their resolutions to allow for it: Daphne, Spanish Fort, Loxley and Foley.

This factor played into the decision the city council members made, with one councilmember saying, “Foley and Daphne have both passed an ordinance allowing a dispensary, so I don’t think if we were to deny this we’re depriving our citizens the ability to go somewhere and get a prescription filled.”

Other issues discussed included:

  • Not a lot of people in the city were in favor of it
  • Was not worth it for tax purposes
  • Location of it would be out of sight and “hidden”

Although the other four cities approved the ordinance, that does not mean a medical marijuana dispensary will be in Baldwin County.